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CSPAN
Mar 31, 2013 10:00am EDT
. >> is this a high or a low? transition.ably a >> can you say what has changed since 2007? unions andtime the not support the worker program. >> let's be honest about what happened on could 2007. we have been supporting immigration reform since 2000. in 2007 they had a bill that hurt american workers, relegated the number of newcomers to poverty, and did a bunch of other things. it did not give them a fair pathway to citizenship. groups,re a number of all the other groups that oppose the building because it was a bad bill. >> you were not on the same page as a lot of the advocate. >> we disagree with some but there were a lot that agreed with us because it was a bad bill. it was the bush attempt to try to get something done but not really solve the problem. it was not a robot way to citizenship. >> the change is not something , greater latino membership or the fact that you have been in change? >> we are any time a change. our arms tong up workers under out there. we're no longer going to allow employers to decide who are members are. we're going to open up our arms to people who want to
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2013 6:00pm EDT
a transition. >> can you talk about what's changed since 2007 internally in the afl-cio and the labor movement? that was a time that the unions did not support a guest worker program and a lot of republicans -- >> let's be honest what happened in 2007. we've been supporting immigration reform since 2000. in 2007, they had a bad bill, a bill that hurt american workers and wage rates, relegated a number of workers and newcomers to poverty and did a bunch of other things and didn't give them a fair pathway to citizenship. it was a bad bill. there were a number of groups, immigration rights groups, religious groups, all the other groups that opposed that bill because it was a bad bill. >> most of them supported that bill and were -- >> i'm sorry? >> you guys were not on the same page as a lot of the advocates at the time. >> disagreed with some. but there were a lot that agreed with us because it was a bad bill. it was the bush's attempt, the bush administration's attempt to try to get something done. but not really solve the problem. it wasn't a real pathway to citizenship. >> the change is not s
CSPAN
Mar 10, 2013 6:00pm EDT
saying only spending cuts, no more revenues. that has to change. there has to be balanced. the republican leadership has made a mistake by cementing themselves and saying we will not touch revenue. there have to be revenues in order to address this problem. >> how do you the republicans to crack on that when they're not showing any willingness to do that? all democrats want that. how do you get republicans to buy into it? >> i was a thing over clips from the county i represent. about 8000 employees will get notices that they will be reduced 20% in income. 30,000 meals for seniors are going to be eliminated. and people understand what the consequences are of their absolutely determined position do not have one dime of revenue. that is not workable. the imbalance we have had, up $1.5 trillion in cuts or $2.50 trillion and 6.5 billion dollars in revenue. you have to have some kind of balance. it is going to have to change. the president is looking for some kind of pool of common sense. i hope it is out there. >> i want to ask about the president coming up to capitol hill next week. paul ryan
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
you are helping to attack climate change. he made it clear this is going to be a priority for him. coming out of the gate we're going to look at three big air combraps first, natural gas because that ripples everywhere in the economy. this is part, for example of keeping prices down in order to make sure we have a manufacturing renaissance in our country. there's substantial questions, we have to deal with fractioning and methane gas emissions. this is going to be an important trade issue. i and others are looking for where we can have some exports but not so much we would hurt consumers and business. then we're going to deal with nuclear wastes. i'm very encouraged about the discussions we've had the bipartisan discussions that we've had in the senate. this is an issue that seems to be a longer running battle than the trojan war. we're also going to look at the question of subsidies and in particularly at a time when funds are so scarce. we've been looking at troubling questions involving coal royalties. right now when you treakts coal from land you're supposed to pay a royalty.
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2013 10:00am EST
the climate change issues. the leader has made it clear this is going to be a priority. coming out of the gate i think we are going to look at three big areas. first is natural gas because this ripples everywhere in the economy. this is keeping prices down in order to make sure we have a manufacturing renaissance in our country. there are substantial environmental questions. be a point have to deal with franking -- we are going to have to deal with fracking. we are looking for a sweet spot where we can have some export but not so much that it would hurt consumers and business. we are clinton deal with nuclear waste and encourage the discussions we have had in the senate. this is an issue that seems to be a longer running battle than the trojan war. we are clinton be looking at the whole question of subsidies, particularly in the time when funds are so scarce. there are some pretty troubling questions involving coal royalties. you are supposed to pay a royalty when extracting coal from federal lands. some of the companies that want to ship to asia -- there is a lower price than you would have i
CSPAN
Mar 24, 2013 6:00pm EDT
things that need to be changed in the federal government is an important exercise. , 76example, last night senators voted to eliminate the medical device tax. if you put that in the budget, if it is allowed to come up, it will go through the senate and through the house. ands counterproductive counter prudence in terms of supplying equipment to people whether it be a diabetic or a heart patient. reason why other it's good. i do not doubt that we should spend time -- there are a lot of talks that are being discussed about reaching -- reaching a grand bargaining. you've reached the president with his sleeves rolled up, working with senators of the other party and representatives and they will come to the consensus. wea note for our viewers, were talking about this on friday as the senate is taking of the democrats of budget and there is a marathon session going on. though ahead. >> senator ammann i want to talk about the way these go forward. are you saying it is important to get senators on record for a medical device tax. are there other boats were you want to get senators? is there
CSPAN
Mar 24, 2013 10:00am EDT
direction and changes and giving them something to plan ahead on so they can actually manage the job that west coast tasked them to do i think -- we have tasked them to do i think has been horrible over the last three years. a grand bargain, everybody needs -- knows what it needs to be made of. what is hard to get to is the political dynamics in terms of how it affects elections. and the biggest disease in washington in my opinion, is people care more about the next election than they do the future of the country. so if we get to a grand bargain ul have some people come off and quit worrying about whether or not they want to get reelected and try to fix the country and if we don't it will be about people protecting their political positions and the country will suffer markedly from it. >> on that point, the house this week passed what by most measures would be considered a highly political document, their budget. the senate is getting ready to pass its own budget which is another political document. neither -- >> it is just as highly political. >> i am not disagreeing. neither has a
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2013 10:00am EDT
be no changes to medicare except for the fact that it won't go bust. but for people of my generation health care would work more like the plan members of congress get. i don't think we've got a bad deal. so my wife has a lot of options that she chooses from and we pay a price as a family if we want a better plan. but ultimately we've got options. i think seniors should have those options, too. and one of the option business the way would be traditional medicare. >> mr. r republicans done with discretionary at this point? is there an appreciation that at this point we are risking cutting very critical investments? >> let's keep in mind when the president goes around the country kind of threatening people about the sequester and how draconian it is going to be, federal spending has grown dramatically since he took office. the sequester was an $85 billion cut. we have got a 2.5 trillion budget of revenue that's coming in. we have a 3.5 federal budget. so federal spending is still high for a lot of these departments here you're literally flat lining the growth. so in washington, somehow a cut in gro
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2013 6:00pm EDT
there would be no changes to medicare except for the fact it will not go bust. people of my generation, health care would work more like the members of congress get. my wife has a lot of options she chooses from, and we paid a price as a family. ultimately we have options. i think seniors should have those options, too. one of them would be traditional medicare. appreciation of this point that we are risking cutting very critical investments in our future? >> keep in mind when the president goes around the country threatening people about the sequester, federal spending has grown dramatically since he took office. in many cases, the sequester was an $85 billion cut. we have a 2.5 trillion dollar budget in revenue coming in. we of a 3.5 trillion dollar budget. federal spending is still high. in many of the cases were literally flat lining the growth. in washington, some how cut in growth equates to a cut. when you have spending at those high levels and do not have as much money coming in, you have a trillion more that you're spending than you have coming in. to go a follow-up on that. a quick f
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